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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

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February 4, 2016


I am very excited that the groundhog did not see his shadow, the sooner warmer weather arrives the happier this lady will be! I’ve seen enough snow to last me for a long, long time. Sorry snow lovers, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
The Montpelier Ruritans will sell their famous Super Bowl Chili Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Montpelier Ruritan Center. The chili is $7 per quart and proceeds go to fund scholarships at Patrick Henry High School. The chili will be ready for pick-up between noon and 3 p.m. If you would like to place an advance order, call president Charles Stanley at (804) 307-7744 or Board Member Dick Jones at (804) 883-6670. The Montpelier Ruritan thanks you for your support.
The Doswell Fire Co. 4 will again manage their annual Brunswick Stew sale fundraiser Feb. 6, the day before Super Bowl 50. Cost is $7 per quart, for pick-up between noon and 3 p.m. This is now an award-winning recipe. Last year their firefighters took second place in a regional Brunswick Stew cook-off held in Richmond. Call ahead to order, (804) 357-8590 or (804) 876-3880.
The Montpelier Ruritan Club is taking orders for their annual Super Bowl Chili. Please call Dick Jones at (804) 883-6670 to place your order; orders will be available for pickup at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6.
Taylorsville Baptist Church in Doswell would like you to know about their upcoming “The Famous Doswell Spaghetti Recipe” dinner! It will take place Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Adults 13 years and older are $9, children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and 5 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Taylorsville food pantry.
All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Arc of Hanover. Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice only $9 for adults. The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland). For more information, call (804) 798-6579.
Bingo is back every month at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club; doors open at 6 p.m., concessions are ready by 6:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. The third Friday of the month, Feb. 19. $20 cash prizes, with $100 for final game. Admission is $20 for 16 games. A collection of canned goods for WHEAT is always accepted. Family friendly, smoke-free building. Bring your neighbor. The club is located at 18002 Teman Road. More information is at
I’m always looking for news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858. and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.
Have a great week!

“Snuggle with a Book” Storytime Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wear your coziest PJs and bring your favorite plush friend to enjoy warm and wonderful bedtime stories. Cookies and milk provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.
Second Saturday LEGO Club Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon. All ages. You bring your ideas, we’ll provide the bricks! Buildings, superheroes, animals – the sky’s the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.
“School’s Out” Movie Monday Monday, Feb. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. Ages 5-13. Looking for something fun to do on your day off from school?  Bring your friends to the library and see a great PG movie. Pizza and snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.
Montpelier Morning Book Discussion Group Thursday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. Celebrate love and romance this month with your favorite fiction or non-fiction book and join us at the library for coffee and conversation. New members welcome! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.
Family Storytimes Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24, at 10 a.m., all ages.
Call (804) 883-7116 or visit the library at 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane for more information.
Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.
Have a great week!